Another instance in which Odysseus has to overcome difficulties once he is home is when Antinoos, another suitor, begins to verbally attack him. Referring to Odysseus, he rudely asks the swineherd, “Are we not plagued enough with beggars, foragers, and such rats? You find the company too slow at eating up your lord’s estate—is that it? So you call this scarecrow in?” (17.493-97) The ridicule he is able to withstand from him not only attests to Odysseus’s struggles, but also to the toughness of his character. However, after these disrespectful insults, Odysseus finally begins responding.
Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character. One of the most noticeable conflicts that emerges in the early chapters seem to be almost mundane, but affects the overall characterization of both Amir and Baba. Amir is a young child, yearning for his father’s attention, his approval, his love. The conflict is one of both external and internal. It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation.
By using biblical allusions, he is relating to people of holy nature and those that have strayed from religion that would understand the “falling from grace” and the “thirst” remaining. The biblical references shift from beginning to end. In the beginning Soto uses the references to show his guilty sin, treating it as a dirty secret that fuels his “boredom for sin.” Then near then end the references become dark in the recollection of his sin. Relating to Adam and Eve being cast out because of tasting the forbidden fruit and being unable to contain their want in comparison to himself being overcome by “sweet” and the
My thoughts have trapped me and made me flee from you!”(Pg.173). Antonio believes he has sinned as he questions God for punishing his brothers who in his eyes are great men of intentions as they’ve been through the war. His begging then represents his fear towards God showing that even questioning him may attract consequences. He becomes petrified that he would be punished and eventually fail his family because he wouldn’t fit the criteria being a coming selfish
Esteban throughout the book throws multiple temper tantrums in which he smashes things and in one instance responds violently towards his wife and daughter. Esteban's abuse to his wife has significance to the story as a whole because it causes her to never speak to him again. Early on in the book Esteban rapes many of the young tenants on his Hacienda. This significantly affects the plot because one of the grandchildren who was born from a son of one of the rapes, Esteban garcia, would go on to cause a great amount of pain to the trueba
The narrator was disappointed and upset because his brother was different, the narrator wanted a normal brother; however, throughout the short story the narrator’s negative attitude starts to change. In the beginning of the The Scarlet Ibis, the narrator is upset that his brother is abnormal; also, the narrator feels embarrassed. The narrator stated “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow” (Hurst 485). This quotation shows the narrator’s disappointment and cruelty towards his brother. The narrator is very cruel because he is willing to kill his brother because he is disabled.
Several moments leading to Mercutio’s death, Romeo approaches Tybalt stating he must love Tybalt as family, but Tybalt wants to fight. Confused, Tybalt starts to harass Romeo. Mercutio becomes so angered by Romeo's attempts to just walk away from Tybalt that he declares, “ O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stocatta carries it away: Tybalt you ratcatcher will you walk!”, (Act 3, Scene 3, line 68-70), and challenges Tybalt himself. However, Mercutio's rash, emotionally driven response is a poor response, not only because fighting on the streets breaks the Prince’s newly decreed law, but also because it leads to his own death.
When Mrs. Reilly tried to tell Ignatius to see the brighter side of the situation, he savagely replied, “Look up? Who has been sowing that unnatural garbage into your mind?” (59). This quote perfectly exemplifies how Ignatius is constantly rude to people’s faces and behind their backs. Mr. Robichaux, Mrs. Reilly’s prospective husband, explains to her that Ignatius’s appearance and behaviors are dragging her down with him by saying, “That son of yours is gonna put you in your grave” (265). These quotes and many others throughout the novel clearly show how disrespectful and how much of a slob Ignatius
He confronts them, which causes them to become embarrassed, so they quickly purchase their product and leave. Sammie disapproved of how cruel the manager was to these girls, and he quit on the spot. This story is essentially a coming of age story; Sammy makes an immature decision that he believes is right. Unfortunately his act of manliness goes unnoticed by the group of girls, and he now has to face the consequences of what he has done. In the short story “A & P,” John Updike illustrates that Sammy’s immaturity results from his judgmental attitude, disrespectful personality, and sexist beliefs.
In The Cask of Amontillado did, “I paused again, and made bold to seize Fortunato by an arm above the elbow. This shows Montresor hate on Fortunato how he wants him to die. To explain, when Fortunato insulted him. Montresor did, “ I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within… heart grew sick of dampness”. This shows when he saw nothing or a dead body he felt sad.